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  • Audio CD (27 Jan 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Too Pure
  • ASIN: B0000794B6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,310 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By D. Lloyd on 15 Jan 2004
Format: Audio CD
Mclusky are one of those once in a lifetime band for the average punter like me - they start out local, no one turns up at the gigs, time goes on and they sign to Too Pure and Steve Albini produces the albums and suddenly you can no longer see the stage.
Before the sheen, before the big production and before the bright lights called - this album, which strangely isn't an album, not in the purist sense. Multiple producers and styles permeate. But heck, given this the songs don't half shine through and it ain't half one of my favourite punk albums of the first half of the noughties.
The lyrics are sublime - every song is full of wit, sarcasm and spat out with the mentalist fury of a Geordie Frank Black at his most Pixiest. Classic lines, lines which will make you smile, lines which will make you wince and lines which will get you off your arse. I could quote a load here, but I won't - there are plenty there for you to choose your own and then have spare to share with the next door neighbour.
But the music, the music that drags the words screaming and kicking across the dance floor is just as good. Echoes of stabbing Big Black meet Pavement and The Pixies and shake hands with strange synths and loops. They also have short, angry, shotgun songs of early Husker Du, the grime and scowl of Mudhoney and the energy of clanging hardcore.
Angry and tender, schizophrenic and narky, original and classic, grungy and dense. This album doesn't meander so much as it wakes up, kicks a song out of bed, goes clubbing, pulls a new song, does the dirty, then throws in a threesome with two other dirty songs before return home to the wife and kiddies.
A rough diamond of an album, hard to classify - No - Nu Metal No-No's or mainstream indieisms - unique, angry and special.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Joe Pill on 9 Sep 2005
Format: Audio CD
Hello. Although it was re-released following the success of McLusky's second album 'McLusky Do Dallas', this was the their first long player. The difference between the band on this record and the band that split up a while ago is vast in its subtlety. As I shall now (not really) explain.
McLusky were a band of geniuses. That is clearly evident from one listen to virtually any of their output. But what is also evident, even at this early stage in their mainstream career, is that they knew it. Their militant, dictatorial, swaggering self-righteousness is shouted about as loudly here as it ever was, especially on the stand out, idol-toppling monster of a track that is 'whiteliberalonwhiteliberalaction', as well as the vitriolic, defeatist/elitist rant 'Medium is the message' (which contains the rather good line "they're not exactly famous/their girlfriends never sit/they only got discovered cos their clothes don't fit"). Yes sir, McLusky were not a band to allow something as insignificant as being a completely unknown, shouty Welsh punk outfit hold them back. Regardless of whether the rest of the world had realised it yet, McLusky were the leaders of their own little rock revolution.
Technically, this album's differences from its descendants are clear. Limited production resources have a definite effect on the sound of the album. Tinny recording at times threatens to smother what would otherwise be mini masterpieces, such as the barely-a-minute-long, mind-splittingly good punk explosion in waiting 'Rice is Nice'. It's almost infuriating that this track didn't get a re-record once the band had a bit more backing and Steve Albini twiddling the knobs.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By KurtMcGowan on 20 May 2012
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Mclusky are surely one of the most underrated rock bands to have been ignored by the masses on initial release. They burst out of Cardiff during the early 2000's and after three electrifying albums, due to unfortunate circumstances, were forced to disband. If you like your rock music loud and raucous but with a smart, humorous edge, Mclusky are certainly for you. This is their debut, originally released in 2000 on Fuzzbox and re-released in 2003 on Too Pure.
Ignore the seemingly despairing and self indulgent title. Mclusky's delivery was all about humour, which is refreshing for post-2000 rock. The album's sound harks back to glorious old school days of `90's and `80's underground punk with a twist of the familiar British indie rock sound thrown in. In fact, a lot of the songs sound like they were worryingly raided from the Pixies' catalogue. Thankfully, the band came into their own sound powerfully and confidently with their second album, Mclusky do Dallas. My pain... isn't produced as crisp and doesn't rock as hard as later work. This is the sound of a band finding its feet but what great ground to start upon. This is surely the band's most upbeat and varied work, with relentless savage rockers like singles `Joy' and `Rice is Nice' blending with catchy pop guitar and senseless but appealing lyrics that are either shouted or murmured at you. This album takes you to polar extremes of indie rock heaven, charming and attacking you with equal passion. Inspiring stuff.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The Birth of McLusky 16 Feb 2004
By George a Pletz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Not as staggeringly brilliant as "Do Dallas", the debut album gives the listener the groundwork for the McLusky sound. The songs use lean, muscular barbwired guitar trio noise to support screamingly surreal lyrics equal bits bile and humor, delivered with a little concern for politeness. To the band's credit, this brashness allows for startingly bits of mutilated subtlety and acidic pop. I can't say that it took me over upon first listen -- Do Dallas was such an angular assualt -- but, given a few spins it reveals itself as a great release. The inclusion of more mid-tempo sections and non-intrusive bits of female backing vocals (along the lines of Brix Smith or Kim Deal), threw me off at first.
With every subsequent listen, different songs have leapt out at me. This week, it is "You are My Sun" and "Medium is The Message". At the beginning, it was "Concentrate" and "World Cup Drumming". Next week who knows?
Somewhere between Steve Albini, Black Francis, and Mark E Smith, McLusky squats in a burnt out tenement where few bands live anymore.If you think that beaten and bashed up noise rock reached its peak in the early to mid nineties, this might do the trick. Three and half stars.
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The first from the best 22 Nov 2004
By Wheelchair Assassin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Want the recipe for the best rock band on Earth right now? Take some of the exaggerated dangerousness of British invasion bands like the Rolling Stones and the Who, add the schizophrenic genre-mixing of the Pixies, throw in the punkish aggression of the Ramones and the Clash, and top it all off with an outrageous cockney accent, and you'll have a fair approximation of Mclusky's sound. Their debut album, my pain and sadness is more sad and painful than yours, isn't their best work, as it's just a bit *too* reminiscent of the Pixies (some of the lead guitar lines on this album will have you wondering why Joey Santiago isn't credited in the liner notes), and there are a few less-than-stellar tracks sprinkled throughout. Still, the worst Mclusky album is better than at least nine tenths of what's out there right now.

Like Mclusky's subsequent albums, my pain and sadness is a musical roller coaster ride, highlighted by crazed rhythms, insanely catchy hooks, and surprisingly adroit musicianship. At some points, the guys will just beat you over the head with an incendiary burst of noise, such as the opener Joy and Rise is Nice. At other times, such as on When They Come Tell Them No and You Are My Sun, they'll betray their Pixies influence by injecting a sweet melody into the carnage, with an occasional "woo woo woo" that sounds like something out of the sixties. Whiteliberalonwhiteliberalaction starts out with a sound similarly reminiscent of Black Francis and co. before morphing into a weirdness that is pure Mclusky. With a head-snapping time signature, guitars scratching at the surface, and vocalist Andrew Falkous sounding like a Welsh version of David Yow, the Jesus Lizard-esque She Come In Pieces proves further that these guys know whom to emulate.

Given how good this album is, it's a shame that few people have even heard of it, not to mention the fact that it's highly difficult to find at a domestic price. Fortunately, the success of Mclusky's last two albums, the utter classics mclusky do dallas and the difference between me and you is that i'm not on fire, have given them plenty of notoriety in underground circles of late. If you haven't heard this band by now, you have no excuse. So track down one of their albums, and be prepared to have almost everything you've ever heard seem weak and dull in comparison.
McLusky, rougher than a sheeps nuts. 15 April 2003
By Mr. C. P. Bignell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
If you've heard anything about this band you'll have heard comparisions to the pixies, lizards, even the Cult. Maybe there's a slice of the pixies in some of the later track, but i don't feel that gives a fair enough impression of what these guys sound like. This album is imense, you can't call their sound punk, you can't call their garage rock, infact I think a whole new discription is waranted for these fekers. McLusky does Dallas is a much cleaner, polished album this is the base for that, raw and unintentionally scratchy but in a good way, a really good way. Buy it NOW.
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